while the Yellow bags have been available on eBay overseas and through some Toy retailers for a few months, we've yet to see them in USA stores. I'm hoping to see this change in the next few months. Select retailers had a FEW in over Christmas, and that's likely to be just the tip of a coming influx. So, to get ready to find them all in stores, I've set up a handy ID graphic to help you spot the ponies you want in stores!
It's also worth noting that the Princess blind bag figures (the Alicorn pose) is much larger than the others, and they HAVE packaged them with an extra plastic wedge to keep those extra long wings from bending. If all you want is to take home a princess, look for that extra bit of weight and that crunchy crackle inside the bag to know you've picked a winner. :)
Have I inundated you with enough new Ponies this month? What? I haven't?! GOOD!
I have just received my first box of the Blue-Purple Bags (Wave 6). They may start showing up in stores toward the new year, but for now you can have a sneak peak at both the ponies AND the Blind Bag numbers you'll need to cherry pick the store boxes.
This release is essentially a re-release of the ponies we saw in the Glitter Release, but as painted ponies. So if the Glitter Colts weren't masculine enough, you can now buy their normal paint versions. The one completely new pony (shown above) is Magnet Bolt, a fetching blue and red unicorn.
The special Ponies in this lot are gem ponies. Our two favorite duelists Twilight Sparkle and Trixie (now with Twilight's haircut) have special 3D gem cutiemarks. Twilight Velvet (seen as Twilight Sparkles mother in a few episodes) is also honored with a special gem.
To be honest, this release wasn't as creative as some. Royal Riff with his gray on Blue coloring and treble clef cutie mark is very similar to noteworthy with his blue on blue and music note coloring. Perhaps they're in a band? I assume the toy dept feels blue is necessary to drive home the colts masculinity.
The gems also prove to be a little lackluster, more like jelly blobs (I guess they didn't want to have to glue rhinestones on by hand). Though as anal as I am, these are mass produced 2$ toys.
My personal opinions stated, they're still adorable. I love the color combinations on both Crimson Gala and Peachie Sweet, and Merry May is a neat departure from the norm with her lime green/dark purple combination.
Below the chart I'll post pictures of some of the Ponies mentioned, and if you want to take your time to browse them all, check out the Gallery Page.
Blind Bag Codes for the Blue Purple Bags!80216 Pinkie Pie
80236* Twilight Sparkle GEM
80246 Rainbow Dash
80276 Minuette - Colgate
80296* Trixie Lulamoon GEM
81206* Twilight Velvet GEM
81216 Mosely Orange COLT
81226 Berry Green
81236 Merry May
81246 Cherry Spices (v2)
81256 Electric Sky
81266 Crimson Gala
81276 Amethyst Star
81286 Twilight Sky COLT
82206 Magnet Bolt *NEW*
82216 Royal Riff COLT
82226 Peachy Sweet
82236 Chance-A-Lot - Caramel COLT
Update: As of 12/4/12 All of the blue Purple bags are listed for sale at my eBay Store. Get the bids in on your favorites! http://www.ebay.com/sch/dresdenchick/m.html
"The Great and POWERFUL Trixie need NOT match her card Photo!"
From Glitter to Paint, Caramel (aka Chance a Lot) is looking much better in solid colors than his previous glamour.
Totally fabulous coloring! (Yes, I say this with jazz hands.)
So this is an announcement here to tell you all if you haven't liked my Facebook page, now is a GREAT time, because you could WIN a pony. http://www.facebook.com/mylittleponymadness
When my Facebook fanpage hits 200 'Likes' , I'll give away one of the lovely European Release blind bags!
You could be a winner!
Bitta Luck is one of the darlings I might give away.
But more than just gimmicks and prizes, the Facebook page is worth looking at because it's not just about me, and my sales, it's about all kinds of Pony news. If I hear a rumor, read an article, or find out some juicy news, it's almost always easier to post it straight to Facebook first, before I get a chance to post it here.
Hate Facebook? That's okay. I'm still on twitter, I still update here, and I promise not to neglect either place.
The fun thing about Facebook is mostly for YOU. Like my page, and you can connect with all the OTHER pony fans who are already there! Meet friends, socialize, and love Ponies.
It's all a good thing. :)
So this is my brand new space for all of my highly specific My Little Pony Rants. think of it as an outlet for OCD level pure obsession. Anything and everything pony related gets to go in uncensored right here. Including girly squeeing about any new stock I pickup, jubilations over scoring a good deal, and any thoughts I might have on the subject.
Relevant comments are welcome, though I can't guarantee an immediate reply.
The site is a little sparse right now, but I'll add to it as I go along.